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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for bone spur at the heel

I have a bone spur on the back of my heel that is affecting my achiles tendon and causes pain when I walk. I went to a podiatrist and they prescribed physical therapy to stretch the muscle. It still hurts when I walk and has not improved. I am told that they can t remove the bone spur because it is all connected to the achiles tendon. I have been suffering with this for 4 months. Any suggestions?
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Some suggestions that I may have are: Use cold compresses. Take over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen three tablets a day. Physical therapy exercises and stretching exercises. I recommend rest and using orthotic shoe inserts.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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